KC Royals enhance pitching depth with four additions

KC Royals enhance pitching depth with four additions

With the major league baseball free agent market moving at a historical glacial pace, the Kansas City Royals have made some under-the-radar moves to address More »

A look back at the Top 10 Kansas City sports moments in 2017

A look back at the Top 10 Kansas City sports moments in 2017

As we start into the New Year, let’s look back at the Top 10 headlines and see what made 2017 great for Kansas City sports More »

Mizzou’s Kevin Puryear is more productive with less court time

Mizzou’s Kevin Puryear is more productive with less court time

In a year featuring no shortage of change for Mizzou basketball, the season started far from familiar for junior Kevin Puryear. Puryear, a 6-7 power More »

Devonte’ Graham undeniably is Kansas Jayhawks’ leader

Devonte’ Graham undeniably is Kansas Jayhawks’ leader

Devonte’ Graham is pushing hard and he can’t stop. Not now, not after three years of living his dream of playing for powerhouse Kansas basketball More »

Royals will have big shoes to fill for the 2018 season

Royals will have big shoes to fill for the 2018 season

There will be baseball at Kaufman Stadium in 2018, but the Kansas City Royals of the past six years will not look anything like the More »

 

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Articles inside this issue of KC Sports:

  • TOP 10 Kansas City Sports Moments of 2017
  • CHIEFS rookie KAREEM HUNT captures the NFL rushing crown
  • ROYALS enhance pitching depth with four additions
  • DEVONTE’ GRAHAM undeniably is JAYHAWKS‘ leader
  • MIZZOU‘s KEVIN PURYEAR is more productive with less court time
  • 5 star walk on MASON SCHOEN has accomplished his KSU goals
  • Notre Dame de Sion coach DANA HOEPER establishes girls golf dynasty
  • MAVERICKS goalie MASON MCDONALD has a NHL plan
  • HEARTLAND SOCCER awards gala set for February
  • The CHIEFS future looks fantastic with PATRICK MAHOMES
  • CHIEFS  “Brick Wall” linebacker REGGIE RAGLAND takes pleasure in stopping the run
  • What’s your exercise/health plan for 2018?
  • Seven ways to avoid injury in the gym in the New Year

Can the Kansas City Chiefs go far in the playoffs in 2018?

Every year we wish for the Kansas City Chiefs to make it to the postseason. Once again the Chiefs not only accomplished that feat, but won the AFC West division two years in a row for the first time in franchise history.

Although it might be Alex Smith‘s last year with the Chiefs, he displayed a little more emphasis on the deep pass, plus his traditional exceptional short game, to have his best season ever.

Royals will have big shoes to fill for the 2018 season

There will be baseball at Kaufman Stadium in 2018, but the Kansas City Royals of the past six years will not look anything like the new model.

The teams that went to back-to-back World Series in 2014-15 won’t resemble the 2018 squad. After topping the New York Mets in the 2015 World Series, the Royals have played sub-.500 baseball.

Nine – count ’em – Royals have applied for free agency. The list starts with Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain, all who rejected qualifying offers to test the free agent markets.  The others are Jason Vargas, Alcides Escobar, Mike Minor, Melky Cabrera, Peter Moylan and Trevor Cahill.

Reality is beginning to set in – although the Royals’ front office probably knew all the time – that bringing back any of the big three appears to be miniscule.

Marcus Peters plays havoc, remains a lightning rod

Marcus Peters is somebody fans love to hate. When the defense falters, he has often been involved either by committing an unfortunate penalty or getting burned on a deep pass.

After the Washington Redskins scored their only two touchdowns on passes to receivers he was covering in a Week 4 win, Peters described his game as “hella weak.”

In the Week 11 loss to the Giants, he committed pass interference in the end zone, leading to the game’s only touchdown.

Peters has also been a lightning rod for controversy.

Girls Golf teams in Kansas City Metro have banner year

Metro high schools thrived in the girls golf state championships. The high school girls golf season recently wrapped up and plenty of teams around Kansas City have a lot to be proud. Here’s a look into the great seasons and championship runs local high school girls golf teams experienced:

 

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

St. Thomas Aquinas won the Kansas 5A state championship, but there was something more to the team’s win.

Ankle Sprains: ways to recover from rolling your ankle?

Ankle sprains are caused by the forceful stretching of ligaments, which are thick bands of tissue that connect bones together. Minor sprains result in more of a stretch of the ligaments, while bigger sprains cause partial or full ligament tears.

These injuries often occur when walking or running on uneven surfaces, awkward landings, falling or sports that involve cutting and turning.

The ankle is most commonly sprained when the foot is forcefully rolled inwards, causing ligaments on the outside of your ankle to stretch.

Stay healthy this cold and flu season with these simple habits

This time of year, temperatures aren’t the only things dropping. People drop left and right from the cold and flu. But you don’t have to be one of them!

I’m not going to write yet another article about washing hands. I think we all know how important it is to wash our hands and avoid touching our faces. And then wash our hands again for good measure. Instead, here are some off-the-beaten-path ways to make a real difference for your health this cold and flu season.

Sporting KC takes 10-Count again in MLS playoffs

Same song, fourth verse. Since Sporting KC won the 2013 MLS Cup, they have lost four consecutive MLS knockout-round losses in the MLS playoffs.

This year, it was Houston taking SKC out in extra-time 1-0 the third time in the past seven years the Dynamo dispatched Sporting in the playoffs.  This may bode well for Houston as each of previous two years, the team which has eliminated Sporting KC has gone on to win the championship.

Will Geary plays close to the ground as anchor of KSU defense

At 6-feet, 290 pounds, Will Geary looks like a college defensive tackle straight out of central casting.

Long-known as the strongest Kansas State player, Geary defers, claiming back-up tackle Raymond Price should get that label. But he will give in a little, saying, “Okay, maybe on some lists (I am).”

His weight-room numbers are staggering. He says his best bench press is “about 410 right now.” His best squat is about 630 pounds, and his best clean is 395.

The burly senior anchors the middle of the defensive line and pretty much goes unnoticed. He’s fine with that. Some of it comes with the territory of being a defensive tackle, and some of it is the low-key personality of Geary.

Five Kansas Jayhawks football captains are each winners

The greatest honor a Kansas Jayhawks football player can achieve is to be named a captain by his teammates. The role speaks volumes about the player’s status on the team, his character, his drive, his work ethic and the way he carries himself on and off the field.

The Jayhawks have five captains this season: junior linebacker Joe Dineen Jr., junior wide receiver Jeremiah Booker, junior defensive tackle Daniel Wise, junior defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. and senior running back Denzell Evans, who is out for the year with a knee injury.

Jayhawks coach David Beaty wouldn’t trade his captains for any players in the country.